Can anyone stop Rafael Nadal from winning his 14th Roland-Garros crown, and will Serena Williams finally win her 24th Grand Slam? Read on for complete information on how to watch the French Open 2021 tennis tournament from anywhere in the world.
The 125th edition of this grand slam tennis tournament sees it return to its traditional May slot on the ATP schedule, after being moved to October last year owing to the epidemic, with up to 5,388 spectators expected each day.
Nadal, along with fellow old stagers Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, are all drawn on the same side of the draw in the men’s competition. That might give players like world number two Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has only lost three games on clay this year, a chance.
With the Australian having not played since withdrawing from the Italian Open in mid-May, there are questions about what heights world number one Ashleigh Barty will be able to reach in the women’s competition.
In the meantime, last year’s champion Iga Swiatek has regained her form just in time to defend her title, and the Polish teenager is now ranked ninth in the world by the WTA.
Serena Williams will not be written off, though her odds are higher than they have ever been in her career. The 39-year-old is still determined to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam trophy.
Continue reading to find out how to watch the French Open 2021 live stream for this year’s tournament.
French Open 2021: Where and when?
This year’s action at Roland-Garros in Paris starts on Sunday, May 30 with the opening round.
The finals for men and women will be held on June 12th and 13th, respectively.
Most days’ day sessions will begin at 11am CEST / 10am BST / 5am ET / 2pm PT / 7pm AEST / 9pm NZST, while the tournament’s night sessions are set to begin at 9pm CEST / 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 5am AEST / 7am NZST
Tennis Fans From All Over The World Can Watch The 2021 French Open Online
Further down in this guide, we have a list of all the broadcasters from the US, UK, Australia, and Canada who will be covering this weekend’s racing in Italy. If you want to watch the Italian Grand Prix but are out of the country, you’ll have trouble streaming it online because it’s likely to be geo-blocked.
This is where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can come in handy. They allow you to virtually change your laptop’s, tablet’s, or mobile’s ISP to one in your home country, allowing you to watch as if you were there.
VPNs are simple to set up and use, with the added benefit of providing an extra layer of security when surfing the web. There are several options, but ExpressVPN is our top recommendation owing to its speed, security, and ease of use.
It works with a wide range of operating systems and mobile devices (e.g. iOS, Android, Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, Roku, games consoles, etc). With a yearly membership to ExpressVPN, you’ll get a 49 percent discount and three months free. Alternatively, you can try it risk-free for 30 days.
Watch French Open 2021 Tennis Online In The US
For viewers in the US, NBC will provide complete live coverage of the French Open 2021. If you already have NBC Sports on cable, you can watch the tennis from Roland Garros on the network’s website. Simply log in and enter your cable provider’s information.
If you don’t have cable, there are many good alternatives for streaming. Sling TV is arguably the best bet for tennis fans looking to watch a live stream of the French Open. The Sling TV Blue package, which includes NBCSN, is currently $35 per month.
Finally, dedicated tennis lovers can pay $110 per year for a subscription to Tennis Channel Plus. This includes 4,500 live and on-demand matches from over 100 ATP and WTA events, as well as coverage of up to 12 Roland-Garros courts.
Are you traveling outside of the US and want to keep an eye on your home coverage? No worries – simply use a VPN, as mentioned above, and watch all of the action as if you were at home.
Stream French Open 2021 Live In The UK
Lucky for tennis fans in the UK, they won’t have to pay a dime to watch this year’s tournament live. Free-to-air ITV 4 will broadcast live coverage from Roland-Garros every day.
It’s completely free to watch as long as you have a TV license and can be accessed by any viewer in the UK, with coverage also available via the ITV Hub streaming service and app.
Stream The French Open Live In Canada
TSN owns the rights to all Grand Slam tennis tournaments in Canada, including the 2021 French Open. That means you can watch it on TV, online, or through the TSN app if you have access to the service.
Stream 2021 French Open Tennis In Australia
Tennis fans in Australia have great news: select matches from this year’s French Open are now available to watch live on free-to-air stations Channel 9 and 9Gem.
This also means that viewers in Australia will be able to watch the coverage of those channels via the 9Now streaming service, which is also completely free to use.
Stan Sport is the place to be for hardcore tennis fans who want to watch every match of the tournament live, with the pay-tv broadcaster live streaming every match on every court, ad-free.
A Stan Sport subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan subscription), but you can get a 7-day FREE trial.
Play will start at 7 p.m. AEST and will last until the early hours of the morning most days.